M2 Optics Nominated for a 2022 NC Tech Award

Posted by Rebekah Julian on Thu, Nov 10, 2022 @ 11:11 AM

M2 Optics Inc. nominated for Manufacturing + Supply Chain Award in NC Tech Signature Event Awards

M2 Optics Inc, a leading Raleigh-based manufacturer of customized fiber optic solutions for advanced communications testing and networking applications has been nominated for a prestigious Manufacturing + Supply Chain Award in the category “Use Of Technology” which recognizes companies, organizations, institutions and/or collaborations for their use of technology from the North Carolina Technology Association. The NC Tech Awards program is North Carolina’s only statewide tech awards program dedicated to celebrating growth, innovation, impact and leadership.

For many years, M2 has successfully been developing and delivering solutions built to exact user specifications for a few highly-specialized fiber optic applications, based on the understanding and recognition that every communications engineering team has different needs. As a result of this personalized approach that maximizes value, their products are trusted and relied upon by many leading entities around the world in the Telecom, Data Center, Financial Trading, Defense, and University markets.

To support this continued strategic approach and continuing to evolve to meet the changing needs and challenges of their customers, M2 has been making significant investments into additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology over the last few years. Now a dedicated department within the company, M2 can both design and fabricate new precision custom parts or even complete products in a manner of hours and days, not weeks or months, helping customers meet their goals even faster. This has benefitted M2 in terms of producing hardware for their own product portfolio mitigating or in some cases totally eliminating typical supply chain delays along with their customers, partners, and other manufacturers facing timely project and supply chain challenges that can now utilize their additive manufacturing services.

“In the rapidly changing fiber optic communications technology space, engineering teams face constant challenges, whether it’s finding a fast solution to an unexpected problem, overcoming extremely long traditional supply chain delays, or simply seeking new ways to gain an edge on their competition”, states Kevin Miller, Co-Founder and CEO of M2 Optics. “By incorporating new additive manufacturing technologies into a business already focused on customization, M2 can deliver even greater value in the form of more timely, cost-effective solutions to those we serve across various markets ”

Kevin also noted that the additive manufacturing department is led by Charlie Byrd, M2’s President and VP of Sales, who brings a personal passion for 3D printing as he has been involved in the additive manufacturing sector for many years with signficant expertise in both design and production. Charlie was recently honored with a design and innovation award from Formlabs, a leading 3D printing equipment manufacturer that recognizes in the additive manufacturing community that are making a difference in the world.

The NC Technology Association is the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. Finalists were selected after a nomination period earlier this year, and the winners will be selected in a two-stage review process. Honored to be recognized this year amongst numerous other great companies, M2 Optics would like to formally congratulate all of the other nominees in the 2022 NC Tech Awards.

Winners will be announced at the NC Tech Awards Gala on Nov. 29 in Raleigh. Click here to view the total list of finalists. 

To learn more about M2’s additive manufacturing technology and design services for Telecom, Defense, and Aerospace applications, visit our website today